The Apostille is a certificate that can be used as an alternative to legalization. It is a quick and cost-effective way of certifying documents for use in Panama or abroad. The Apostille Convention was created in 1961 by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Legalization is a more complicated process that requires the document to be sent to a foreign embassy or consulate and then be sent to the destination country. This process can take weeks or months, depending on the country.
In some cases, it may be necessary to legalize documents before they can be used in the Republic of Panama or abroad, but this is not always necessary when using an apostille certificate instead of legalization.
The Panama apostille is an international certification that is used to certify the authenticity of a document for use abroad. Apostille is a form of legalization that is done by the state. It can be done on a document for use overseas.
Panama apostilles are used to certify documents for use in a country other than the one where it was issued.
The apostille certificate and legalization are both forms of certification that can be applied to foreign documents so they can be used in another country. However, they are different processes with different purposes and requirements.
Our Panamanian lawyers and translators can assist you with legalization and apostille services in Panama.